I get up. I let them out. Make coffee. Then my day starts...officially. Only one cup of coffee. NO ONE likes me on too much caffeine.
Sometimes, when I let the dogs out...I go too.
That is when I see (HEAR, really) something BIG come out of my trees. I think a few of the BIG birds that fly out are Ravens. I suspect a few are owls. Hunting. It is always 'rabbit season' in MY yard.
This morning, I just let the dogs out. As I was making my coffee, I heard something 'funny', like a cry or yelp. So, out I go to see what happened.
As I head out in the yard, I HEAR four or five very big somethings fly away. This alone is very ominous. Scaredy Dog comes when I call, but Bad Dog lags behind. I call her again and she comes, but she won't come near me, and I can hear her chewing.
My conclusion is this...what I heard was a rabbit screaming as Bad Dog takes it's life. The rest is her, trying to keep me from taking away her 'catch'. She is passed out, as I write, on my bed, sleeping off her big breakfast.
I think from now on...her name will be....
RABBIT BREATH. Or Death to Rabbits. How about Destroyer of Rabbits.
All I can say is...rabbits beware! You ARE on the menu.